Sony Pictures, via Apple, has released the first trailer for George Clooney’s The Monuments Men.
The film is based on a true story, and follows a ragtag group of art historians and museum curators who operated during World War II protecting art from Nazi forces.
The film stars Clooney in a main role, alongside Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Bill Murray.
The Monuments Men is out in the US on December 18th, with Ireland following on January 9th.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.